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Water For Food International Forum

The Water for Food International Forum, produced by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and The World Bank, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development, held January 29 – 30, 2018 at The World Bank in Washington DC. This virtual ag newsroom includes links …

2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey Results

The 2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates that international feed tonnage has exceeded 1 billion metric tons for the second consecutive year, with a total of 1.07 billion metric tons of feed produced in 2017. The growth seen in 2017 was strong at 2.57 percent over last year. The feed industry, valued at $430 billion, has seen 13 percent growth …

ZimmCast 572 – Biodiesel and More

This week has been about all things biodiesel in Ft. Worth at the National Biodiesel Conference. It marks the 13th year we have produced the biodiesel conference blog and the 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board, so our ZimmCast this week celebrates all things biodiesel. We start with an interview on biodiesel with Willie Nelson in 2006, and also …

Reinke’s Partnership with NCTA Curtis Continues to Flourish

Difficulty filling manufacturing and irrigation jobs are a major problem that faces the manufacturing and irrigation industry. Reinke Manufacturing is on the move to solve the problems of these shortages and create solutions with job training. A skilled labor shortage is being addressed by providing student scholarships for workforce training for the manufacturing industry. It’s crucial to bridge the skills …

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2018 Develop with Deere Conference

The Develop with Deere conference, Growing Solutions Together, is taking place much earlier this year in Kansas City, MO. It looks like a big crowd and John Deere has invited in dealers from across the country this year as well as several other countries. In addition to dealers there are representatives from many companies that are working on integrations with …

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2018 National Biodiesel Conference

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo held at the Fort Worth Convention Center January 22-24. The event included a vehicle showcase and ride-and-drive opportunity alongside demonstrations and presentations on the latest in the industry. This conference also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board. This virtual ag newsroom, courtesy of NBB, includes links to photos and audio content …

Veal Myths Busted

Did you know milk-fed veal calves are raised significantly different today? The American Veal Association (AVA) made a goal in 2007 to move completely to group housing over a ten-year period. Since then, AVA members have researched the best facilities to provide optimal care and the financial resources to make it happen by the end of 2017. I had the …

AEM Reports 2017 Tractor and Combine Sales

The 2017 Ag Tractor and Combine Report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows some recovery from 2016. In this interview, AEM Senior VP for AG Services Curt Blades talks about the 2017 report and how the new tax reform package has the industry cautiously optimistic for continued overall improvement in 2018. Interview with Curt Blades, AEM

2018 Soil Health Summit

Rooted in Data, Growing in Success is the theme for the 2018 Soil Health Partnership Summit, January 18-19 in Chicago. This is the fourth annual invitation-only event to share and learn about soil health and the future of agriculture. The official Soil Health Summit blog contains all content from the event. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and …

GROWMARK Continues Nationwide Scholarship Program

For the second year, the GROWMARK Foundation is offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, who are pursuing college degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field. “In the past, we offered some smaller regional scholarships but as our business has grown and evolved, we saw a need to provide a scholarship …

Cold Tolerant Berseem Clover Provides Frost Seeding Option

Frosty Berseem Clover can survive temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit Extended growing seasons, higher yields, increased establishment rates and convenience are just a few of the benefits farmers and ranchers can take advantage of when implementing frost seeding into their hay and pasture systems, says Jerry Hall, director of research for Grassland Oregon. “Frost seeding is the broadcasting …

Ethanol Report on 2017 Production

Ethanol production averaged over a million barrels per day (b/d) for 44 out of 52 weeks in 2017 which means another record year for the industry. And despite a very average growing season, corn yield for 2017 is estimated at a record high 176.6 bushels per acre, and production was only down four percent because farmers planted less acres. In …

ZimmCast on January Ag Events

2018 has already started off with a bang at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention in Nashville with the first appearance by a U.S. president in over 25 years and some pretty exciting mainstream media news coverage of agriculture. Jamie was there to take it all in and she talks about the experience in this edition of the ZimmCast, …

Preview of 2018 Cattle Industry Conference

Blaze a Trail is the theme for the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show January 31 – February 2 in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to the actual kickoff of the event will be the 25th Anniversary of Cattlemen’s College, the opening general session speaker will be Ree Drummond the Pioneer Woman, and attendees will also hear from former MLB …

National Biodiesel Conference to Celebrate 25 Years

The biodiesel industry is heading to Fort Worth January 22 – 25 for the silver anniversary of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. “Every conference we’ve sponsored has been an exciting event for our industry,” said National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Donnell Rehagan. “But this one is obviously going to be special as we take the opportunity to not only …